30 Perfect Prom Clutches To Compliment Your Look And Carry All The Essentials, No Matter Your Budget
While clutches are mostly impractical for daily life (nobody has that many hands), formal events like prom are the perfect place to bring out the bag that's really more of an accessory. Even if you won't be carrying it around all night, a bag can make or break your outfit. When you're paying close attention to curating your look from head to toe, your prom clutch should compliment and enhance the overall effect. Like your jewelry and shoes, the bag should make sense with your dress without overwhelming it. If your dress is simple, a bold clutch might be just the thing to amp up your ensemble. If the dress is printed or embellished, a simpler bag is probably the way to go. A bag that's too casual could drag your whole look down, and that would be truly tragic.
You may not realize it since we don't shop for them often, but clutch options these days are crazy. You can even get a clutch that looks like a taco or this Capri Sun-esque Anya Hindmarch handheld that's trending among celebs. Chances are you aren't looking to spend $1,000+ your prom bag, and you're in luck. From elegant under $30 finds to total splurges, your clutch is just a click away.
Geometric Rose Gold
Pastel pink = perfect for prom.
Glint Stingray Clutch, $40.80, Nordstrom
Especially if it comes with teal embellishments.
Trawick Clutch, $50, ALDO
The best clutches come with straps, so you don’t have to actually hold it all night.
Topshop Belt Plate Clutch, $52, Nordstrom
Compliment an elegant navy dress with this quirky pattern.
Oasis Butterfly Clutch, $40, ASOS
For the edgiest of prom go-ers.
Alexander Wang Fumo Leather Wristlet, $225, Nordstrom
Just the right amount of sparkle.
Dune Estelle Color Block Clutch, $107, ASOS
Pair this cool clutch with jeans and a graphic tee once prom’s in the past.
Marie Turnor Lunch Clutch, $308, Revolve Clothing
Crisp & Scalloped
Scalloped details are so flawlessly girly.
Kate Spade New York Kiki Clutch, $228, Revolve Clothing
Zenon would be jealous.
Loeffler Randall Jr. Lock Clutch, $350, Revolve Clothing
Quilted fabric can feel dowdy — unless it’s in an updated pattern.
Miu Miu Matelassé Silk-Faille Pouch, $360, Net-A-Porter
Bold & Classic
Can’t you just picture this popping against a black lace gown?
Tory Burch T-Lock Clutch, $425, Bloomingdales
You can’t go wrong with DVF.
Diane Von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Metallic Leather Clutch, $220, Net-A-Porter
Natasha Couture Cloud Clutch, $98, Nordstrom
Take advantage of the warmer weather and opt for a lighter neutral than black.
Annabel Ingall Leyla Clutch, $195, Revolve Clothing
If quirky prints aren’t your thing, try a geometric shape instead.
Flynn Fergie Clutch, $195, Revolve Clothing
Sparkly & Girly
Sparkles AND bows? Only on prom night.
Miss KG Tara Clutch Bag, $81, ASOS
Perfect for a modern day princess.
Skinnydip London Rita Jeweled Crossbody Bag, $65, Nasty Gal
Shiny & Simple
This flat design has a shocking amount of space for all your essentials.
Warehouse Flat Leather Pouch Clutch Bag, $27, ASOS
Hey, it is prom after all…
Alexander McQueen De Manta Silk-Satin Clutch, $575, Net-A-Porter
Polished & Practical
A simple black clutch you can use again and again.
Mr. Edwards Clutch, $225, Revolve Clothing
Playful & Pretty
Live every prom night like it’s Shark Week.
Splash Out Melly, $278, Kate Spade
It’s the 2015 version of what your grandma probably wore to prom — in the best way possible.
Santi Clutch, $187, Revolve Clothing
Shiny is always best.
Ecote Embellished Envelope Clutch, $59, Urban Outfitters
Slick & Sweet
The easiest way to make a pink piece edgy? Add a zipper.
Ted Baker London Samora Clutch, $170, Nordstrom
Subtle & Sophisticated
So subtly cool.
Metallic Box Clutch, $49.90, Zara
All In The Details
It’s spring! Embrace it!
Serpui Marie Wild Daisies Clutch, $278, Anthropologie
A pastel piece that’s anything but too sweet.
Clutch Bag With Geo Lock, $27, ASOS
Organic Meets Structured
Snakeskin for prom? Definitely.
ZAC Zac Posen Clutch II, $325, Zappos
Contemporary Glitter Princess
More pink! More pink!
Skinnydip Glitter Clutch With Embellishment, $43, ASOS
Sequins are classic, but this shape is totally modern.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Slone Hard Envelope Case, $248, Zappos